Impact Games are games that can move a team up or down the RPI Ladder (increase or decrease RPI Rank).
Direct Impact Games are head-to-head matchups for the team.
Indirect Impact Games are games that include a previous opponent of the team and impact the team's SOS component of RPI.
Late in the season, Indirect Impact Games may only have a small impact on a team's RPI Rank.
Normally, a win will increase a team's RPI Rank and a loss will decrease it, but sometimes when playing a really strong opponent a win or a loss will increase RPI Rank and when playing a much weaker opponent a win or a loss will decrease RPI Rank.
RPI Points are approximate.

RPI Ladder
RPI
Team
RPI Pts
Needed
1
Kansas
1698
25
VCU
1031
50
Texas
658
75
Lipscomb
446
100
South Florida
303
125
West Virginia
146
130
Loyola-Marymount
100
131
Louisiana
96
132
USC
88
133
Abilene Christian
86
134
Rutgers
85
135
Boston College
81
136
Jacksonville State
73
137
Southern Illinois
70
138
Grand Canyon
61
139
Sam Houston State
52
140
Rhode Island
47
141
Miami (OH)
46
142
UTSA
45
143
ULM
45
144
Notre Dame
33
145
Connecticut
23
146
UC Santa Barbara
16
147
George Mason
16
148
NJIT
4
149
Illinois
-
150
Northern Iowa
-8
151
Ohio
-10
152
UTRGV
-22
153
Northwestern
-28
154
Ball State
-33
155
Winthrop
-37
156
Duquesne
-45
157
Wake Forest
-53
158
Akron
-57
159
SMU
-58
160
Georgia Tech
-66
161
Wright State
-70
162
Cal State Bakersfield
-76
163
Georgia
-82
164
DePaul
-85
165
Missouri State
-88
166
Cal State Fullerton
-89
167
Cornell
-89
168
FAU
-94
175
UNLV
-140
200
Campbell
-263
225
Detroit
-449
250
Morehead State
-559
275
South Dakota
-678
300
Nicholls State
-842
325
Maine
-1047
353
Mississippi Valley State
-1677
Direct Impact Games
BTN
Final 1 2 T
» Penn State
(11-16, 4-12 Big Ten)
39 44 83
Illinois
(10-17, 6-10 Big Ten)
32 44 76
State Farm Center (Champaign, IL)
Win: 12 RPI Points
Loss: -73 RPI Points
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games